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Cuba - Flags for use at Sea

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Cuba in Flaggenbuch 1939

Flaggenbuch [gfb39] shows under 'Kuba' the following flags:
- Standard of the State President. (see: 'Former Presidential flag').
- National flag, also used as war and civil ensign.
- Naval Jack, similar to jack currently in use.
- Flag of the 4 September 1939.
- Ensign of the State Secretary for War and Navy. Similar to the flag attributed to 'Secretary of Navy', but without star. Considering a flag height of 24, the height of the anchor is 12, the outer blue border has a width of 2 and the white inner border a width of 1.
- Ensign of the Chief of Naval Staff. Similar to the preceding one but forked, so that the main field (excluding the forked part) is a square, and without the white inner border.
- Ensign of the Chief of a Naval District. Similar to the ensign currently in use.
- The five triangular ensigns currently in use, with the same allocations.
- Masthead pennant, similar to the one currently in use.
- Ensign of the Observation and Guidance Vessels.
- Ensign for Doctor on Duty.
- Quarantine flag, slightly different from Quarantine Flag sent by Zeljko: the anchor and cross are blue, the star white, and theemblem is skewed to the fly.
- Pilot Flag: white P on a black field.
Ivan Sache, 10 June 2001

Naval Jack

by Zeljko Heimer, 3 june 2001

White over blue with a red first quarter containing a white star. Proportions are 2:3. The flag was originally used during an unsuccessful rebellion against Spanish rule in 1868-78.
Source: Pedersen, 1971 [ped71].
Pascal Vagnat
, 2 May 1996

From Album 2000 [pay00] - Jack (2:3) - White over blue bicolour with red centon with white star in the center. Construction details provided by the figure explain how the flag is both horizontally and vertically divided in halves. The star apears of the same size as the one emploed on the national flag (i.e. in circle of diameter 3/10 hoist).
Zeljko Heimer, 3 june 2001

See also: Cuba - Historical Flags - Ce'spedes Flag - 1868

Masthead Pennant

by Zeljko Heimer, 3 june 2001

From Album 2000 [pay00] - Masthead pennant - Blue over white long pennant (ratio shown about 1:17.5) with red equilateral trangle with white star at hoist.
Zeljko Heimer, 3 june 2001

Observation and Guidance Vessels

by Ivan Sache, 10 June 2001

Ensign of the observation and guidance vessels. A white swallow-tailed ensign with three black discs in triangle (2 + 1)
Source: Flaggenbuch (ensign might be obsolete).
Ivan Sache , 5 May 2000

Quarantine Flag

by Zeljko Heimer, 6 june 2001

[geo17] show only four Cuban flags (as figures 469-473):
469 - Cuba Quarantine (obsolete? any further info on this curious flag?)
Zeljko Heimer, 6 june 2001

Pilot Flag

by Ivan Sache, 10 June 2001

Flaggenbuch [gfb39] show Pilot flag: white P on a black field.
Ivan Sache, 10 June 2001

Guincho Cruising Agency

by Ivan Sache, 19 August 2002

The website of the Cuba government shows the logos of the Cuban shipping companies. No flag is shown, except for the Guincho Cruising Agency, which is not really a shipping company but an employment agency
The flag is horizontally divided light blue-blue, the upper stripe being narrower. A white seagull is placed in the middle of the flag, with its wings "lying" horizontally on the border between both blue fields.
Source: <>.
Ivan Sache, 19 August 2002

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